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:''In many languages, the word 'pita' refers not to flatbread, but to flaky pastries; see börek.'' '''Pita''' ( or ) in Greek, sometimes spelled '''Pitta''' (mainly UK), also known as '''Arabic bread''', '''Lebanese bread''', or '''Syrian bread''', is a soft, slightly leavened flatbread baked from wheat flour, which originated in Western Asia, most probably Mesopotamia around 2500 BC. (archaic reference needed) It is used in many Mediterranean cuisine|Mediterranean, Balkan cuisine|Balkan, and Middle Eastern cuisine|Middle Eastern cuisines, and resembles other slightly leavened flatbreads such as Iranian cuisine|Iranian ''barbari bread|nan-e barbari'', Central Asian cuisine|Central and South Asian cuisine|South Asian flatbreads (such as ''naan''), and pizza crust.
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